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Meet the Strategic Partnerships Staff

Office of Strategic Partnerships
Thomas Edison State University
111 W. State St.
Trenton, NJ 08608
(609) 777-5680

Kelli Parlante-GivasKelli Parlante-Givas

Senior Director for Strategic Partnerships

Phone: (609) 984-7188, ext. 2127

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Kelli Parlante-Givas is the senior director for strategic partnerships in the Office of Strategic Partnerships. As the senior director, she manages the University’s relationships with target populations and is responsible for conducting and coordinating external marketing and outreach services for target populations as well as assists in the implementation and continued development of the University’s strategic plan.

Greta Fardoulis O’KeefeGreta Fardoulis O’Keefe

Director of Nursing Enrollment

Cell Phone: (609) 577-0611

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As director of Nursing Enrollment, Greta’s focus is on the W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing. With more than ten years of recruitment planning and direct student outreach at the University, she brings awareness to New Jersey’s leader in online education, regionally and nationally.

Tom PhillipsTom Phillips


Phone: (609) 984-7188, ext. 3497

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Tom Phillips is the director of strategic partnerships and has been with Thomas Edison State University since 2007. Phillips has 18 years of experience in the area of higher education Human Resources Management. In addition to cultivating new corporate partnerships, he is primarily responsible for managing corporate partner relationships.

Bob Truncali

Recruiting Manager

Phone: (609) 984-7188, ext. 4215

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Bob Truncali is the recruiting manager for strategic partnerships in the Office of Strategic Partnerships. Bob has 12 years’ experience in higher education business development and student recruitment. In his role, he is primarily responsible for managing existing corporate partner relationships.